Modern Southeast Asia
Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2)

Editors: Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira

Guest editors: Setiadi Sopandi, Yoshiyuki Yamana, Johannes Widodo, Shin Muramatsu

Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Southeast Asian architecture, Modern urban planning, Tropical architecture.

Coming from a common goal of preserving and promoting a sustainable future, a platform has been created to discuss documentation, conservation and reuse of modern architecture based on three main concepts: regeneration, equality and openness. Regeneration by, through training and education, involving the younger generations in the process of recognition and conservation. Equality, based on the respect for difference with no imposition of ideas or methodologies. Openness by promoting exchange through thoughtful cooperation. Although ASEAN is coming to be united in terms of politics, economy and culture, the background of its member countries is varied, having experienced diverse European colonization. In an increasingly global world, these nations are facing changes in the significance of their colonial past in relation to the postcolonial present. Between identity and nationalist demand, local knowledge and universal education, modern materials and tropical climate, different architectural discourses have been produced showing that the most interesting way to approach the postcolonial issue is through the idea of exchange.
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Parallel Modernities: Architectural Narratives on Southeast Asia
Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira


Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia, an Introduction. Asia, North-South-West-East
Setiadi Sopandi, Yoshiyuki Yamana, Johannes Widodo, Shin Muramatsu


New Khmer Architecture: Modern Architecture Movement in Cambodia between 1953 and 1970
Pen Sereypagna

Modern Indonesian Architecture: a Cultural Discourse
Setiadi Sopandi

Nation Building and Modern Architecture in Malaysia
Nor Hayati Hussain

Modern Movement in Myanmar
Su Su, Swe Swe Aye, Win Shwin et alt

Rising from of the Ashes: post-war Philippines Architecture
Gerard Lico

Before and behind the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Singapore
Jiat-Hwee Chang

Modern Architecture in Thailand
Pongkwan Lassus

Modern Architecture in Vietnam or Vietnamese Modern Architecture?
Pham Thuy Loan, Truong Ngoc Lan


Fumihiko Maki
Ana Tostões


In memoriam Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia (1919-2006)

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